Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday stayed the conduct of examination for students seeking admission to the science stream in Class XI. The order will remain in force at least till July 6, the next date of hearing.
The order by Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul came on a petition filed against Haryana and other respondents by NISA Education through counsel Pankaj Maini.
He challenged the press notes dated June 7, 12 and 15, vide which the Board of School Education Haryana had directed students wanting to opt for the science stream in Class XI to take an examination.
He submitted that directions had been issued to the school authorities to upload on the board website the consent of students for the examination. For the purpose, June 17 was set as the deadline.
Describing the press notes as discriminatory in nature, Maini referred to the conditions due to Covid before submitting that students opting for other streams had been placed in exempted category.
He added that the petitioner society, on behalf of its member schools, was aggrieved by the action of the respondents as the country was going into community spread phase and Covid cases were increasing day by day.
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